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CCI promotes and supports northern and polar research at the University of Alberta, serving faculty, students, residents of circumpolar regions, government, industry and the general public.


From issues of governance and resource development to concerns over health and food security, and to fundamental questions over education and infrastructure, the importance of Canada’s North and the Arctic continues to grow.  More

  1. Inuit art exhibit shows off collection acquired over five decades

    First-ever exhibit of UAlberta collection highlights diversity and resilience of Inuit culture.

  2. New centre of excellence brings Europe to Alberta

    European Union centre at UAlberta broadens opportunities for research and education on multiculturalism, sovereignty and citizenship.

  3. UAlberta students reach out to engage the North

    Three UAlberta engineering students journeyed to the hamlet of Pangnirtung, Nunavut, this summer to help with flooding and energy conservation issues.

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Inviting applications for the UofA Northern Awards. Sponsored by the Office of the Provost, these awards are open to UofA graduate and senior undergraduate students. 

Northern Grants Workshop on Tuesday, 30 September 2014. 12noon-1 p.m

Polar Access News

Congratulations to David Hik, 2013 Martin Bergmann Medal recipient

Congratulations to Duane Froese, 2013 recipient of the Geological Association of Canada's Hutchison Medal!

Northern Talking Points July 2013 



University of Alberta Award Recipients for Canadian Northern Studies Trust Awards 2012-2013

EnviroNorth NSERC CREATE Training Program in Northern Environmental Sciences